Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:tough comparison because so few people are clamoring for DA jobs in FL GA AL.
The idea that people aren't clamoring for positions in the Southeast isn't grounded in reality. There sure are enough people in here clamoring for work at the Miami SAO alone without even accounting for other desirable and competitive Florida districts that don't get mentioned as much because otherwise this forum's USA almost entirely revolves around NYC. Also, you're a fool if you think there aren't a lot of people trying to get into the Atlanta office. Anyway, those were just examples...it's pretty much common knowledge among those who want to be an ADA/ASA nowadays that they have to fight for a position, no matter where they are.
I'm at Emory and have interned in most of the metro Atlanta offices. Prosecution in Atlanta is best described as an ass backwards clusterfuck. There are two offices for each county and there are about six counties that make up metro Atlanta. That's because in this part of Georgia, someone thought it was a good idea to separate misdemeanor and felony prosecution. Combine that with Georgia having 187 counties, second only to Texas. This creates an issue for young prosecutors because its very easy to get caught in the misdemeanor, also know as solicitor, offices for years. The DA offices here that prosecute felonies are on the bubba system and won't hire unless you know the boss or have worked as a solicitor for a long, long time.
I can't speak for other offices because I haven't worked anywhere but Georgia but I know that bigger offices in the southeast, ones probably like Miami, are going give the newbies a lot more to go for and upward mobility. Most offices in the northeast like Manhattan, or other NYC offices aren't separated by degree of crime either. This allows prosecutors to move into felonies much easier than from having to jump offices.